Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016 - Present

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Educate learners in the Physician Assistant Program through course direction and mentorship

UNC PA Student Society Advisor

Committee Involvement: Divisional Admissions and Academic Committees; Departmental Financial Aid Committee


Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine, 2016 - Present

University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC

Provide high-quality assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in both an academic and a community setting

Clinical preceptor for learners in the emergency department

Committee Involvement: Departmental Education Committee; Chair of the Healthcare System’s Advanced Practice Provider Education Committee

Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine, 2013 - 2016

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Provide high-quality assessment, diagnosis, and treatment as part of a physician-PA team

Clinical preceptor for learners in the emergency department

Share administrative responsibilities with fellow senior members of the PA group

Physician Assistant, Emergency Medicine, 2010 - 2013

Cottage Health Systems, Santa Barbara, CA

Provide high-quality assessment, diagnosis, and treatment with physician collaboration

Pioneered physician assistant employment at Santa Barbara and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospitals

Physician Assistant, Gynecology and Reproductive Health, 2010-2013

Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, CA

Provide female and male reproductive care including preventative services, treatment, contraception, abortion care, pelvic ultrasonography & vasectomy preparation/follow up. 



Gender Equity in Physician Assistant Practice. AAPA Conference, Denver, CO, confirmed 5/2019

Perfecting Your Physical Exam With POCUS. NCAPA Winter Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2/2019

Trust Me. I’m Not a Doctor. FemInEM Idea Exchange, New York, NY, 10/2018

Probe the Future: Innovating with POCUS PAEA Forum, Anaheim, CA 10/2018

Competency-Based Education: Reflections on a Framework for the Future  PAEA Forum, Anaheim, CA 10/2018

Anatomic Body Painting & POCUS to Invigorate your Anatomy Curriculum World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education, Winston-Salem, NC 9/2018

This Millennial Scans (And You Should, Too) Keynote Address of Yes, iScan event, AAPA Conference, New Orleans, LA, 5/2018

Pilot point-of care-ultrasound physician assistant curriculum: an educational adjunct to the traditional anatomy course NCAPA Winter Conference, Durham, NC 2/2018

Pilot point-of care-ultrasound physician assistant curriculum: an educational adjunct to the traditional anatomy course. World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education, Montreal, Canada, 2017.


The Subtle Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy. Bludorn, Janelle R. ADVANCE for NPs and PAs. February 2017.


Sudden Weakness in A Young Healthy Man. Rousseau, Lauren A. et al. Journal of Emergency Medicine , Volume 51 , Issue 6 , 725 - 728


Airwaves & Educators, Podcast Host, 2019-Present

Monthly medical education podcast with particular focus upon physician assistant educators.

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants Board of Directors, 2018-Present

Represent emergency medicine PAs  as Director at Large on this national board.

University of North Carolina Advanced Life Support, ACLS Instructor, 2017-Present

Guide students in lectures, simulation practice sessions, & testing sessions for ACLS certification/recertification

Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants Peer Review Board, 2014 - Present

Review scholarly article submissions and give peer recommendation for acceptance or denial for publication

University of South Dakota, PA Program Guest Lecturer, 2015

Provided in-class instruction for didactic phase students. 

AAPA Huddle Launch Team, Member, 2015 - 2016

Consultant and advisor in the development, launch, and moderation of AAPA’s emerging online community

Massachusetts General Hospital/American Heart Association, ACLS Instructor, 2014 - 2016

Guide students in lectures, simulation practice sessions, and testing sessions for ACLS certification/recertification

Massachusetts General Hospital Sexual Assault Task Force, 2014 - 2016

Lead instructor of Sexual Assault Evaluation course for Harvard Emergency Medicine PAs, attendings & residents

Participate in quality assurance review of sexual assault examination cases and departmental education

College Start Online Physician Assistant Application Specialist, 2014 - 2016

Deliver expert feedback to physician assistant and medical student applicants via editing and mock interviews

Doximity Fellowship and Medical Advisory Board, 2014 - 2016

First PA selected to critique and curate PA & emergency medicine literature circulated to over half of US physicians

Contribute product advice and strategic guidance to the company


Master of Science in Health Sciences, Physician Assistant, 2010

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2008, Cum Laude

Minors: American Indian Studies, Biology

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD


NCCPA Board Certification, Expires 12/2028

North Carolina Physician Assistant License, Expires 2/2020

DEA Registration, Expires 7/2019

ACLS Instructor Certification, Expires 4/2021


Emergency department procedures include: laceration repair, I&D, slit lamp, joint/fracture reduction and splinting, bedside ultrasound, ultrasound-guided intravenous catheter placement, ABG, arterial and central line placement, nerve blocks, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, NG tube placement, g-tube replacement, intubation

Gynecology procedures include: IUD and hormonal implant insertion & removal, cryotherapy, endometrial and vulvar biopsy, cervical block, bedside ultrasound

Moderate proficiency in medical Spanish

Competency in various electronic medical record systems


Remote Area Medical, 2018-Present

Serve as a volunteer health care provider to patients residing in medically underserved and low-income communities in Appalachia. Services include physical examinations, screening and management of chronic diseases, as well as evaluation and treatment of minor acute health conditions.

Larry Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair, 2017-Present

Provide information to minority and disadvantaged undergraduates and post-graduates regarding physician assistant education and emergency medicine clinical practice.

North Carolina Health Careers Access Program, 2016-Present

Provide mentorship to high school students from rural areas in North Carolina who wish to pursue careers in health care at a twice-annual event on the UNC campus

University of California Santa Barbara Global Medical Brigades, Volunteer Clinician, 2015

Travelled throughout Nicaragua for two weeks providing medical care and public health projects to remote villages

Served as mentor, educator, and chaperone to undergraduate students who accompanied clinicians on the brigade

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston University Alpha Phi Chapters, Alumni Volunteer, 2014

Instructed chapter members in CPR and AED training

Participated in alumni panel for career development and networking

University of California Santa Barbara Health Profession Association, Presenter, 2012-2013

Led presentation and discussion regarding physician assistant education and career

Represented physician assistant profession on multidisciplinary discussion panel

Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, Volunteer, 2010-2012

Participation in fundraising and marketing activities and shelter tasks such as walking and caring for dogs

Athlete Health Organization, Medical Volunteer, 2008-2010

Performed complete health screening physicals available at no cost to inner-city Philadelphia students

PCOM OB/Gyn Club, Volunteer Health Educator, 2008-2010

Leads a series of health and wellness lessons on reproductive health, nutrition, exercise, and health maintenance at both a women’s shelter and home for teenage mothers in Philadelphia


American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Member and Membership and Marketing Committee

Physician Assistant Education Association, Member

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, Member and Board of Directors Director at Large


North Carolina Physician Assistant of the Year, 2018 

ED Communication Focus Group: MGH Emergency Department, 2016

Scholarship: American Academy of Physician Assistants/Physician Assistant Foundation, 2009

Scholarship: Alpha Phi Foundation, 2008